1972 Ford Galaxy Review

1972 Ford Galaxy LTD / Brougham 400 from North America

Model year1972
Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership1986
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 400 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired46000 miles
Most recent distance144000 miles
Previous carMercury Grand Marquis

Summary:

My weekend cruiser

Faults:

I've replaced a failed water pump, rebuilt the power brake booster, the carburetor, and installed a new radiator.

A few minor electrical problems have been fixed because I have the factory wiring diagrams.

Engine and transmission have never been rebuilt.

General Comments:

Restored this car over a period of 11 years as money and time permitted.

New paint, vinyl roof and interior; it looks almost like it did when new.

This car is surprisingly quick at the green light. The transmission shifts at precisely the right time.

It uses no oil between changes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th February, 2010

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 1 review